How to Calibrate Your Windows 10 Monitor Colors

The accuracy of colors on your computer’s monitor is especially very important if you are a designer or a visual expert. Have you tried getting print outs of your designs and visuals, and experienced a not up to the mark result altogether? That’s when you would want to perfect the look of the visuals on the screen, and get exactly the same in the printout, won’t you?

What you would want are lifelike colors that would make your visuals looking more professional. Worry not, as this issue can be easily resolved using the color calibration tools and settings that come integrated Windows 10. The only downside s, that it’s hidden and you would need to look for it. So, let’s see where to find this extremely handy color calibration tool in Windows 10 and how to deliberate your PC monitor’s colors.

How to Calibrate Your Windows 10 Monitor Colors


Step 1: Click on the Windows icon, click Settings in the context menu located above the Power option.


Go To Start, Click On Settings


Step 2: In the Settings window, click on the System option.


Settings System


Step 3: In the System window, click on Display on the left side of the pane and on the right-side scroll down to the category – Multiple displays. Under that, click on the Advanced display settings option.



System Display Multiple Displays Advanced Display Settings


Step 4: In the Advanced display settings window, under the Display information category, click on the blue link > Display adapter properties for Display 1.


Advanced Display Settings Display Information Display Adapter Properties For Display 1


Step 5: In the net pop-up window, click on the Color Management tab. Then click on the Color Management button.


Properties Window Color Management Tab Color Management Button


Step 6: In the Color Management window, click on the Advanced tab and then click on the Calibrate Display button.


Color Management Window Advanced Tab Calibrate Display Button


Step 7: It will open the Display Color Calibration wizard. If you are doing this for the first time, know more about it by click on the link > How do I calibrate my display? If you are ready for the calibration, click Next.


Display Color Calibration How Do I Calibrate Display Or, Click Next


Step 8: Follow the instructions mentioned in the next window to set the basic color settings using the menu button of your display. If you are unable to do that, click Next to continue.


Follow Instructions Display Settings If Unable To Click Next


Step 9: It will take you to the Gamma adjustments that ensure how the red, blue, and green colors are displayed on your screen. Check the example shown in the Gamma window, and click Next.


Gama Window Check Example Next


Step 10: In the next window, move the slider to adjust the visibility of the faint dots. The lower the visibility of the dots the clear your colors are. If you are unable to understand the difference compared to the previous page, click Reset to try again, or click Next to continue.


Adjust Gamma Slider Reset Next


Step 11: Follow the next display control for adjusting the brightness of your monitor. It’s suggested to calibrate the brightness in a natural light environment for the best results. If you don’t have the option to adjust brightness (especially for laptops), then click on Skip brightness and contrast adjustments. Else, click Next.


Adjust Brightness Next If No Option Skip Brightness And Contrast Adjustment Elese, Nxt


Step 12: Check the examples of the three levels of brightness in the next window and click Next.


Check Brightness Examples Next


Step 13: In the next window, check further example and click Next when complete.


Check Further Example Next


Step 14: Follow the same process for adjusting the contrast, as you did for brightness.


Adjust Contrast Check Example Next


Step 15: Check further example, and click Next when complete.


Adjust Contrast Check Further Example Next


Step 16: Finally, you come to the Color Balance wizard. You can adjust your monitor’s color accuracy when showing a specific shade of gray. Click Next to start.


Adjust Color Balance Instructions Next


Step 17: Move the sliders to get an accurate color balance. Click Next when done.


Adjust Color Balance Move Sliders Next


Step 18: Once you are done with the calibration, you can click on the previous calibration and current calibration buttons in the next window to compare the earlier settings with the current calibrations. If not happy, go back and make changes. If you are satisfied with the changes, click Finish to save the changes or Cancel to keep the previous calibrations.


Compare Calibratios Happy Finish Save Settings Cancel


That’s it! You are done calibrating your Windows 10 monitor colors.